Linda Lemasters

Linda Lemasters
Associate Professor Emerita, Educational Administration

Dr. Lemasters came to George Washington University in 1999. Prior to that she worked as a teacher and superintendent in Glouchester County Schools.

She was awarded $2.77 million in funding over three years (2013-2016) for the creation of FUNDED an Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC), a program that will address the PROJECTS varied needs of students and the education community. The EFC developed training and gathered resources related to educational facility planning, design, financing, construction, improvement, operations and maintenance. The research team also collected resources and practices on issues related to ensuring safe, healthy, and high-performing public educational facilities.

Dr. Lemasters wrote and contributed to a number of books on Education Administration including School maintenance and renovation: Administrative policies, practices and economics and At the tipping point: Navigating the course for the preparation of educational administrators.


Earthman, G. I., & Lemasters, L. K. (2011, August). Planning and Implementing a theory-based research program: The relationship between student performance and school building condition, 18 Years in Development (1993-2011). American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities (ACEF) Journal, 1(1), 15-38.

Smith, M., & Lemasters, L. (2010, October). What happened to all the Black principals after Brown? International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 5(4). Retrieved from

Lemasters, L. K., & Papa, R. (Eds.). (2007). At the tipping point: Navigating the course for the preparation of educational administrators. 2007 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Lancaster, PA: Pro>Active Publications.

Roach, V., & Lemasters, L. K. (2006, Winter). Satisfaction with online and onground learning: A Comparative Descriptive Study. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 5(3), 317-332.

Lemasters, L. K. (2006). Architecture, School. In F. English (Ed.), The Sage handbook of educational leadership: Advances in theory, research, and practice (Vol. 1, pp. 47-48). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Lemasters, L. K. (Consulting Ed.). (2005). Partisanship and ideology in the ESEA reauthorization in the 106th and 107th congresses: Foundations for the new political landscape of federal education policy [Special Issue on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at 40: Reviews of Research, Policy Implementation, Critical Perspectives, and Reflections (Ed. Bd.)]. Review of Research in Education, 29, 29-50.

Earthman, G. I., & Lemasters, L. K. (2004). School maintenance and renovation: Administrative policies, practices and economics. Lancaster, PA: Pro>Active Publications.

Earthman, G. I., & Lemasters, L. K. (1997, February). The impact of school buildings on student achievement and behavior, A review of research. PEB Exchange, The Journal of the OECD Programme on Educational Building, 30, 11-15.

In the News

Dr. Linda Lemasters and her partners from Taibah University were highlighted on the Hampton City Schools website in an announcement entitled Spratley Gifted Center hosts visitors from Saudia Arabia and George Washington University.

Dr. Linda Lemasters and Travis Dunlap, Research Associate for the Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC), presented at the 2016 Green Schools Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on April 1, 2016. The title of the presentation was Outdoor Learning Models from Around the World. Dr. Lemasters also showed a video about the EFC and spoke at the closing plenary, as well as introduced the keynote speaker, Dr.

Dr. Lemasters and Travis Dunlap also presented at the Community Schools National Forum in Albuquerque, NM on Developing Outdoor Learning Spaces that Engage the Community.

Dr. Linda Lemasters and Travis Dunlap, research associate, presented at the Ignite16 National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) conference in Orlando, Florida. Their interactive presentation was entitled How Schools Can Increase Community Engagement through Site Assessment Teams and Emergency Planning.

Travis Dunlap, Education Facilities Clearinghouse research associate, and Dr. Linda Lemasters had an article published in Education Facility Planner entitled The Outdoor Classroom of Al Ghadeer Kindergarten.